"Actually that visit was the one that really did it," said Luallen. "I had taken one the week before and it was phenomenal. And then [on the second visit] I got to see how Coach (Brian) Bohannon and Coach (Paul) Johnson coached. We were just sitting there – me and my receiver Luke Swift, who Tech is recruiting and he'll be down there with me for camp – we were both just kind of sitting there and talking and all of a sudden the linemen started hitting and it started getting crazy. Then we got to see the quarterbacks get going and everything. It was just awesome to see how they worked. I loved every minute of it."
Jordan's teammate Luke Swift will be another recruit to watch for. He does not have an offer yet from Tech but Luallen says that Luke really likes the school as well.
Luallen had many schools to choose from but he went with Tech because they "brought the whole package." Though other schools closer to his hometown of Greenwood, IN recruited him very hard, his common Christian faith with Coach Bohannon and Coach Johnson also played a big part in which school Jordan wanted to entrust his future with.
"Cincinnati and Indiana I would say were the two that made the strongest push just because I had built such great relationships with the people there. And they really recruited me hard. In the end I felt like from a family atmosphere, from a Christian atmosphere, education and athletics Georgia Tech brought the whole package and that's why I chose Georgia Tech ultimately."
Jordan explained further about the Christian connection and Georgia Tech football.
"Coach Bohannon and Coach Johnson definitely were not afraid to share their faith with me right off the bat," said Luallen. "That was something I looked very highly upon because I'm very deep in my faith and I feel like I want to have a coach who's going to continue leading me in the right path – not only as a football player – but as a person. I feel like Georgia Tech and those two particularly – the ones I got to meet the most – emphasized that. And I understand that the team Chaplain (Derrick Moore) is just awesome. When I was there, it was not the only time I saw that side. I even heard from multiple sources, "You know, I got an offer from Georgia Tech." ‘Oh wow, Coach Johnson is such a great Christian man.' And I think that speaks volumes for the kind of character he has."
Luallen certainly sounds like a kid fans won't ever have to worry about looking elsewhere even though he's made an early pledge.
"I'm solid to Georgia Tech and come Signing Day I'm going to be wearing a Georgia Tech hat and I have no intensions of looking at any other schools at all," said Luallen. "Actually now I'm just going to be recruiting heavily on some guys. I've actually already been I contact with a few guys like Mike Gillislee, Orwin Smith, Will Jackson and some of the commitments like Emanuel Dieke, John Drew and Brandon Watts as well. On the 14th we'll be down there for senior camp and we're going to try and get all the commitments together then and just get to know each other. We think we can do something special."
And chance of enrolling early at Tech?
"I'm definitely considering it," said Luallen. "I've talked to Coach Bohannon and Coach Johnson about it and they said if I can they'd like me to. I've already got all of the credits I need really, I just need to take a couple of English courses and Government and Econ and I'll be ready. So, that would be one semester for me. So that's definitely an option for me. I just need to kind of sit down with my family and pray about that as well and talk to my coach."
Luallen is already looking forward to his next trip to Atlanta to be at Tech and get to know his future teammates even better.
"I know that we're all going to be there on the 14th and hopefully we'll have another couple of commitments by then," said Luallen. "I'm working hard on Orwin and Mike so hopefully we'll get them locked up and they'll be on board with us."